SEC Football Preview: Texas A&M at Tennessee

Tennessee-Texas A&M football Preview

Texas A&M faces Tennessee on Saturday in Knoxville. 14Powers.com previews this SEC football game and predicts the final score.

Rowan Rehbein, 14Powers.com SEC Football

TEAM SCHEDULES/RESULTS

Texas A&M

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. New Mexico W 52 – 10
9-Sep at Miami (FL) L 33 – 48
16-Sep vs. Louisiana-Monroe W 47 – 3
23-Sep vs. Auburn W 27 – 10
30-Sep vs. Arkansas* W 34 – 22
7-Oct vs. Alabama L 20 – 26
14-Oct at Tennessee
28-Oct vs. South Carolina
4-Nov at Ole Miss
11-Nov vs. Mississippi State
18-Nov vs. Abilene Christian
25-Nov at LSU

Tennessee

Date Opponent Score
2-Sep vs. Virginia* W 49 – 13
9-Sep vs. Austin Peay W 30 – 13
16-Sep at Florida L 16 – 29
23-Sep vs. UTSA W 45 – 14
30-Sep vs. South Carolina W 41 – 20
14-Oct vs. Texas A&M
21-Oct at Alabama
28-Oct at Kentucky
4-Nov vs. Connecticut
11-Nov at Missouri
18-Nov vs. Georgia
25-Nov vs. Vanderbilt

COLLEGE FOOTBALL RATINGS

Rating Texas A&M Tennessee
ESPN FPI 15 17
Sagarin 38 4
Massey Composite 23 24
PiRate Ratings 19 12

KEY STATS

Statistic Team National
Rank
Conference
Rank
Value
3rd Down Conversion Pct Texas A&M
Tennessee
23
62
3
6
0.474
0.412
3rd Down Conversion Pct Defense Texas A&M
Tennessee
6
21
2
4
0.250
0.321
4th Down Conversion Pct Texas A&M
Tennessee
96
100
8
11
0.400
0.375
4th Down Conversion Pct Defense Tennessee
Texas A&M
13
28
2
3
0.333
0.375
Blocked Kicks Tennessee
Texas A&M
2
24
1
5
3
1
Blocked Kicks Allowed Tennessee
Texas A&M
1
112
1
11
0
2
Blocked Punts (5 ranked) Tennessee
Texas A&M
5
5
2
2
1
1
Blocked Punts Allowed Tennessee
Texas A&M
1
1
1
1
0
0
Completion Percentage Texas A&M
Tennessee
33
59
7
10
0.649
0.624
Defensive TDs Tennessee
Texas A&M
25
25
4
4
1
1
Fewest Penalties Tennessee
Texas A&M
72
103
7
9
36
41
Fewest Penalties Per Game Texas A&M
Tennessee
98
106
8
12
6.83
7.20
Fewest Penalty Yards Tennessee
Texas A&M
66
69
7
8
300
303
Fewest Penalty Yards Per Game Texas A&M
Tennessee
61
95
8
12
50.50
60.00
First Downs Defense Tennessee
Texas A&M
11
15
2
4
80
82
First Downs Offense Texas A&M
Tennessee
28
82
6
10
132
109
Fumbles Lost Tennessee
Texas A&M
55
84
8
12
3
4
Fumbles Recovered Tennessee
Texas A&M
80
80
6
6
2
2
Kickoff Return Defense Tennessee
Texas A&M
83
108
9
13
20.50
23.06
Kickoff Returns Tennessee
Texas A&M
44
70
8
9
21.67
19.30
Net Punting Texas A&M
Tennessee
38
63
6
10
40.69
39.00
Passes Had Intercepted Tennessee
Texas A&M
20
41
3
7
3
4
Passes Intercepted Tennessee
Texas A&M
73
96
11
13
4
3
Passing Offense Texas A&M
Tennessee
34
69
6
9
275.7
235.0
Passing Yards Allowed Texas A&M
Tennessee
22
28
3
4
184.8
192.8
Passing Yards per Completion Texas A&M
Tennessee
61
88
8
12
12.44
11.41
Punt Return Defense Tennessee
Texas A&M
21
25
2
4
2.50
2.83
Punt Returns Texas A&M
Tennessee
10
14
2
3
17.56
16.78
Red Zone Defense Tennessee
Texas A&M
48
110
4
11
0.786
0.900
Red Zone Offense Tennessee
Texas A&M
24
37
5
7
0.917
0.893
Rushing Defense Texas A&M
Tennessee
8
35
1
6
84.0
115.4
Rushing Offense Tennessee
Texas A&M
7
79
1
10
231.2
144.8
Sacks Allowed Tennessee
Texas A&M
27
63
3
6
1.20
2.00
Scoring Defense Tennessee
Texas A&M
23
35
4
6
17.8
19.8
Scoring Offense Tennessee
Texas A&M
23
27
4
5
36.0
35.5
Tackles for Loss Allowed Tennessee
Texas A&M
3
37
1
5
3.00
4.67
Team Passing Efficiency Texas A&M
Tennessee
38
67
9
12
152.90
136.61
Team Passing Efficiency Defense Tennessee
Texas A&M
38
72
4
6
120.59
134.36
Team Sacks Tennessee
Texas A&M
1
2
1
2
4.40
4.33
Team Tackles for Loss Texas A&M
Tennessee
1
3
1
2
9.5
9.4
Time of Possession Texas A&M
Tennessee
69
129
6
14
30:15
24:35
Total Defense Texas A&M
Tennessee
10
21
1
5
268.8
308.2
Total Offense Tennessee
Texas A&M
21
49
4
6
466.2
420.5
Turnover Margin Tennessee
Texas A&M
64
99
10
13
0.00
-0.50
Turnovers Gained Tennessee
Texas A&M
94
107
11
12
6
5
Turnovers Lost Tennessee
Texas A&M
37
61
5
12
6
8
Winning Percentage Tennessee
Texas A&M
28
44
6
7
0.800
0.667

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Texas A&M

QB Conner Weigman, RB Amari Daniels, WR Ainias Smith, OL Bryce Foster, OL Layden Robinson, OL Bryce Foster, OL Reuben Fatheree, DT McKinnley Jackson, LB Edgerrin Cooper, LB Bryce Anderson, S Demani Richardson, P Nik Constantinou.

Tennessee

QB Joe Milton, RB Jabari Small, WR Bru McCoy, OL Cooper Mays, DT Omari Thomas, LB Aaron Beasley, CB Doneiko Slaughter, K Charles Campbell, P Jackson Ross.

INJURIES

Texas A&M


Player POS Status
C. Weigman QB out for season – Ankle
J. Gilbert DB Out indefinitely – Shoulder
D. Green TE out for season – Knee

Tennessee


Player POS Status
D. Bishop RB Late Oct – Ankle
A. Karic OL Ques Sat – Undisclosed
D. Thornton Jr. WR Prob Sat – Undisclosed
C. Charles DB Out indefinitely – Ankle
B. McCoy WR out for season – Ankle
K. Garland LB out for season – Undisclosed
K. Pili LB Out indefinitely – Upper Body

Source: Covers.com

Texas A&M vs. Tennessee Football Series History

Series tied 2-2

COMMENTS

This is a key game for both teams. Texas A&M struggles (110th nationally) in the red zone defensively. Playing in Knoxville that is not a good thing. Things get very loud in there. Tennessee looks a little shaky. The Vols only impressive win so far is the South Carolina victory. Virginia is horrible. Even FCS Austin Peay gave UT a good fight. I have a hunch the Vols will win playing at home.

PREDICTIONS

14Powers Preseason Prediction

Texas A&M 21, Tennessee 42

14Powers.com Gameweek Prediction

Tennessee 28, Texas A&M 20

Saturday‘s game kicks off at 12:30 PM ET. Watch this SEC football game on the CBS Network.

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